La Promessa Dell Alba

Autore: Romain Gary
Editore: Neri Pozza Editore
ISBN: 8854511471
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Chi non ha pensato un giorno che viviamo giusto per onorare i sogni, le speranze e i sacrifici dei nostri genitori? Romain Gary non soltanto ha tenacemente nutrito questo pensiero, ma vi ha dedicato un libro intero, questo libro: La promessa dell’alba, una delle sue opere più intense, più belle e più riuscite. Era bambino, Gary, all’alba appunto della sua vita, quando promise per la prima volta a sua madre di tornare un giorno a casa dopo aver strappato vittoriosamente il possesso di questo mondo ai potenti e ai malvagi. Prima di Biancaneve, prima del Gatto con gli Stivali, prima dei Sette Nani e della Fata Carabosse, sua madre, infatti, gli sussurrò i nomi della vasta schiera di nemici contro cui un uomo degno di questo nome deve battersi. C’è prima di tutti Tatoche, il dio della stupidità, col sedere rosso da scimmia e la testa da intellettuale. Nel 1940 era il cocco e il teorico dei tedeschi, dopo si è appollaiato sulle spalle dei nostri scienziati, e a ogni esplosione nucleare la sua ombra si fa un po’ più alta sopra la terra. C’è Merzavka, il dio delle certezze assolute, una specie di cosacco ritto sopra cumuli di cadaveri; ogni volta che uccide, tortura e opprime in nome delle sue verità religiose, politiche o morali, la metà del genere umano gli lecca le scarpe con commozione. C’è Filoche, il dio della meschinità, dei pregiudizi, del disprezzo, dell’odio che, affacciato alla guardiola della portineria, all’ingresso del mondo abitato, grida: «Sporco americano, sporco arabo, sporco ebreo, sporco russo, sporco cinese, sporco negro». E vi sono numerosi altri dei, più misteriosi e più loschi, più insidiosi e nascosti, difficili da identificare... Libro unico, che costituisce «uno dei più straordinari tributi mai scritti da un uomo a sua madre » (Newsweek), e ci restituisce l’affascinante vita di chi, come Romain Gary, è cresciuto aspettando il giorno in cui avrebbe potuto scostare con la mano il velo che oscura l’universo, La promessa dell’alba ci mostra come il sogno di restituire la terra a coloro che la riempiono del loro coraggio e del loro amore possa generare grande letteratura. «Uno dei più straordinari tributi mai scritti da un uomo a sua madre.» Newsweek «Nessun lettore può restare insensibile davanti a queste pagine così commoventi.» Le Monde «È il libro di Romain Gary che preferisco. Anaïs Nin

Promise At Dawn

Autore: Romain Gary
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811222233
Grandezza: 75,77 MB
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A classic of modern French literature, the thrilling real-life story of the military hero, ambassador, ladies man, writer, and loving son I grew up longing for the day when I could tear down the veil of darkness and absurdity concealing the true face of the universe and discover at last a smile of kindness and wisdom; I grew up in the certitude that one day I should help my fellow men to wrest the world from our enemies and give back the earth to those who ennoble it with their courage and warm it with their love. Promise at Dawn begins as the story of a mother’s sacrifice: alone and poor, she fights fiercely to give her son the very best. Romain Gary chronicles his childhood in Russia, Poland, and on the French Riveria; he recounts his adventurous life as a young man fighting for France in World War II. But above all he tells the story of the love for his mother that was his very life—their secret and private planet, their wonderland “born out of a mother’s murmur into a child’s ear, a promise whispered at dawn of future triumphs and greatness, of justice and love.”

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Autore: Romain Gary
Editore: George Braziller
Grandezza: 56,92 MB
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Vista: 1152
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Fifty-nine-year-old Jacques Rainier, international tycoon and former Resistance leader, finds himself in love with a beautiful young Brazilian woman at a time when his virility is waning and the European economic recession threatens his financial empire


Autore: Elie Wiesel
Editore: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466805366
Grandezza: 36,92 MB
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Vista: 7359
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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

The Life Before Us

Autore: Romain Gary
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811209618
Grandezza: 45,15 MB
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Momo, an orphaned Arab boy, struggles to help Madame Rosa, a dying former prostitute and survivor of Auschwitz, whose Paris boarding-house has sheltered other prostitutes' children.


Autore: Niccolò Ammaniti
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782118357
Grandezza: 58,63 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7123
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When everything is gone, and the future abandoned, what remains for us? It is four years since the virus came, killing every adult in its path. Not long after that the electricity failed. Food and water started running out. Fires raged uncontrolled across the country. Now Anna cares for her brother alone in a house hidden in the woods, keeping him safe from 'the Outside', scavenging for food amid the packs of wild dogs that roam their ruined, blackened world. Before their mother died, she told them to love each other and never part. She told them that, when they reach adulthood, the sickness will claim them too. But she also told them that someone, somewhere, will have a cure. When the time comes, Anna knows, they must leave their world and find another. By turns luminous and tender, gripping and horrifying, Anna is a haunting parable of love and loneliness; of the stories we tell to sustain us, and the lengths we will go to in order to stay alive.

The Betrothed

Autore: Alessandro Manzoni
Grandezza: 79,48 MB
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Vista: 6506
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The Last Wish

Autore: Andrzej Sapkowski
Editore: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316055086
Grandezza: 61,65 MB
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Vista: 2742
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The New York Times bestselling introduction to the Witcher series that inspired the Witcher video games. Geralt is a witcher. Yet he is no ordinary killer-for-hire. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good. . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny Witcher novelsBlood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the Lake The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok

The Eight Mountains

Autore: Paolo Cognetti
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501169904
Grandezza: 23,30 MB
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“A fine book, a rich, achingly painful story that is made for all of us who have ever felt a hunger for the mountains. Few books have so accurately described the way stony heights can define one's sense of joy and rightness. And it is an exquisite unfolding of the deep way humans may love one another.” —Annie Proulx For fans of Elena Ferrante, Fredrik Backman, and Paulo Coelho comes the international sensation about the friendship between two young Italian boys from different backgrounds and how their incredibly strong connection evolves, changes, and challenges them throughout their lives. Pietro is a lonely boy living in Milan. With his parents becoming more distant each day, the only thing the family shares is their love for the Dolomites, the mountains that hug the northeastern border of Italy. While on vacation at the foot of the mountains, Pietro meets Bruno, an adventurous, spirited local boy. Together they spend many summers exploring the mountain’s meadows and peaks and discover the similarities and differences in their lives, their backgrounds, and their futures. The two boys come to find the true meaning of friendship and camaraderie, even as their divergent paths in life— Bruno’s in the mountains, Pietro’s in cosmopolitan cities across the world—test the strength and meaning of their connection. A modern Italian masterpiece, The Eight Mountains is a lyrical coming-of-age story about the power of male friendships and the enduring bond between fathers and sons. “There are no more universal themes than those of the landscape, friendship, and becoming adults, and Cognetti’s writing becomes classical (and elegant) to best tell this story…a true novel by a great writer" (Rolling Stone Italia).

The Tower

Autore: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330527487
Grandezza: 38,42 MB
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AD 70. A ferocious, mysterious force hidden in a solitary tower annihilated a squad of Roman soldiers advancing through the Sahara desert. There was a single survivor: the Etruscan diviner Avile Vipinas, who later described the horror of the creature in the tower and suggested how it could be destroyed. Nearly 2,000 years later, to find the tower and solve its unutterable mystery, three men venture into the heart of the Sahara: an archaeologist following the traces of his father, a colonel from the Foreign Legion thirsting for revenge, and a priest who puts his faith to the ultimate test. Just what is the dark being that slumbers in the tower?